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Mole cricket? near pond

Mole cricket? near pond
Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, USA
July 14, 2018

Yes, a very young mole cricket nymph. Very cute! This is most likely Neocurtilla hexadactyla but based on location it could also be Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (European introduction), and I am unfamiliar with young nymphs of that species. Adults from the same area would be good for ID (shots of the inner side of the forelegs are especially helpful!)

Moved from Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids.